More Uruguay News

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Is Organized Crime Behind Uruguay’s Homicide Uptick?

After a spate of homicides in Uruguay, there is growing concern that violence is connected to organized crime groups, an assessment that could be premature and...
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Uruguay Proposes Restructuring Prison System to Focus on Rehabilitation

Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez has introduced legislation aimed at refocusing the country’s penitentiary system on rehabilitating inmates days after a prison...
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Uruguay Faces Rising Public Pressure to Militarize Fight Against Crime

Authorities in Uruguay are facing mounting public pressure to pursue hardline security strategies to combat a perceived rise in gang-related violence, but caving to...
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High Expectations for Legal Marijuana in Uruguay Despite Challenges: Report

A new report studying marijuana legalization in Uruguay suggests that the industry has a sustainable future despite some expected struggles, and could offer some...
Rocco Morabito of Italy's 'Ndrangheta
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Fugitive Italian Latest Foreign Crime Boss Captured in Uruguay

An Italian crime boss and one of Italy's most wanted criminals has been arrested in Uruguay after decades on the run, highlighting another case in which an...
Uruguay faces setbacks in legal marijuana program
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US Banking Laws Could Hinder Uruguay’s Legal Marijuana Program

Uruguay's biggest bank is shuttering accounts linked to pharmacies that are legally selling marijuana due to concerns about running afoul of US laws regulating...
Seized funds will be used to finance resources for those with drug addictions
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Uruguay to Use Seized Narco Assets for Addiction Treatment

Authorities in Uruguay have announced that funds seized from drug traffickers will be used to finance resources for people with drug addictions, exemplifying one...
Marijuana sold in Uruguayan pharmacies
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Weekly InSight: Uruguay’s Historic Marijuana Legalization Experiment

In our July 20 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa and Geoff Ramsey, a research and communications associate at the Washington Office on Latin America...
 A cannabis plant
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Uruguay Pharmacies to Begin Selling Legal Marijuana

Beginning on July 19, Uruguay's citizens will be able to legally purchase marijuana from pharmacies, a milestone in the process of establishing a legal market for...